Lemon chicken.

Success!

Success!

Cooking chicken has never been my strong point!

Do you also get anxious that it's not cooked properly? Frequently I overcook it until it's either 'charcoal chicken' like my recent honey marinated chicken wings escapade or as tasty as an old rubber band.

'Charcoal chicken'

'Charcoal chicken'

However I have found a #craphousewife proof easy chicken recipe, thanks to the genius of Recipes Plus editor, Amanda Kelly-Lennon. (I've also cooked her Moroccan pot pie- another yummy, easy meal)

Ingredients: 500 g chicken drumettes (the drums from the chicken wings- I got mine already cut from my local chicken shop) 2 tablespoons plain flour, one tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning, 2 cloves crushed garlic (I left this out as I get bad garlic breath) one tablespoon vegetable or peanut oil plus one tablespoon extra, 2 tablespoons honey plus 2 tablespoons extra, one lemon, 100 g snow peas, 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted (I left this out too as I couldn't find any at the supermarket) microwave rice in a bag.

Method: Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius (or 180 fan-forced) Line an oven baking tray with baking paper. Then put a wire rack on the tray (you can use the ones you cool cakes/biscuits on) Place the drumettes in a glass bowl. Put flour and seasoning into the bowl along with garlic (if you're using it) half the oil and honey. Give the whole thing a good 'toss' with your hands, making sure to get the mixture pretty evenly spread over the drumettes. Next put the chicken on the rack. Bake them, turning them every now and then. It should take around 25 minutes for them to cook. But keep an eye on them, my oven seems to burn things when I'm not looking!

While the chicken is cooking, heat the extra oil in a large fry pan over moderate heat. Cook the sliced lemon for about 30 seconds each side or until browned and heated. Next add the snow peas, cook and stir them for around 2 minutes. Now add the baked chicken to the pan. If you want you can sprinkle them with toasted sesame seeds. And then serve with that amazing rice in a bag that you can microwave! That invention has changed my life.

Success rate: Four out of four family members ate this meal in a variety of combinations! Allegra and I enjoyed it all. Giselle said it was too lemony, and she only ate the chicken and rice. Petee ate it all very quickly and told me it was 'nice' !!! Yes, I know it doesn't like 'chicken wings' but I impressed upon him that it was not a wing BUT a drumette!

RecipesJessica Rowe1 Comment